Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff. Learn about gardening, horticulture, research, conservation, special events, art, tours and much more. 

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Explore Our Art Collection

July 18, 2024 Exhibits Department

Did you know Denver Botanic Gardens has an art collection? Home to over 1,300 unique art objects, the collection is full of hidden treasures, from historical botanical illustrations to contemporary

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Reconnecting with Nature

July 11, 2024 Brian Vogt

It’s fascinating to wonder when it happened. For millions of years of human development, consciousness was deeply integrated into daily experiences within what we now call the natural world. Of course

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Collectors and Their Legacies

July 8, 2024 Research & Conservation

Denver Botanic Gardens houses more than 100,000 preserved plant, fungal and insect specimens that are used for a multitude of purposes including scientific study. As part of my job as the collection's

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The Cactus Collection at Chatfield Farms

July 1, 2024 Grace Johnson

In June of 2022, an extensive collection of Opuntia and Cylindropuntia hybrids were donated to Chatfield Farms. The hybrids came from local cactus man Kelly Grummons, owner of Cold Hardy Cactus. A

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Appreciating Mycology Volunteers

June 20, 2024 Andrew Wilson

Author Sherry Anderson has a quote that sums up the value of volunteers quite well: “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” We in the Research &

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Celebrate Pollinators with Us

June 17, 2024 Exhibits Department

Bugs—they're creepy, crawly, fuzzy, funny creatures that play an incredibly important role in keeping ecosystems healthy. Pollinators do the heavy lifting of carrying pollen so plants can reproduce

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Books, Botany and Awards

June 13, 2024 Helen Fowler Library

Each year the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL), determines outstanding books worthy of the Annual Literature Award. The goals of the award are to: Recognize a work that makes a

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